Sunday's game will be a Texas A&M reunion on Sunday when Kyle Allen faces his former teammate, Cleveland Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett. The two played together for two seasons in College Station (2014-15).
"I played with Myles in college so I know first-hand how good he is and he's only gotten better since then," Allen said Wednesday. "The edge rushers are obviously really good. The defense, they got a lot of stars over there, a lot of good players. I think they pose a good challenge for us just like last week so we're going to work through it, get a plan together and get ready for them."
Garrett, selected with the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick, currently has 10.0 sacks, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles on the season. Allen says he recalls seeing a picture of the now the 6-4, 272-pound All-Pro defensive end towering over his high school teammates that made the rounds on social media.
"He looks like he's 30 years older than them," Allen said. "I mean, he's a freak, a good dude. He was the best player on our team then. Probably one of the best players in the league now."
Allen will get his second start as a Texan and first in front of a home crowd in the Week 13 matchup. Kickoff for Sunday's game against the Browns will be noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
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On Sunday, the Houston Texans will be joining players around the league to raise awareness about a cause close to their hearts by wearing it on their feet. This year, 50 Texans players will be participating in My Cause My Cleats.
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